Category: Technology

  • Stalkers’ “chilling” use of AirTags spurs class-action suit against Apple

    Stalkers’ “chilling” use of AirTags spurs class-action suit against Apple

    Enlarge (credit: The Washington Post / Contributor | The Washington Post) When Apple released AirTags in 2021, the small electronic tracking devices were touted by top executives as being “stalker-proof.” Since then, Vice reported a minimum of 150 police cases documenting stalkers using AirTags, and there have already been two severe stalking cases involving AirTags […]

  • In win for EU, Amazon will settle high-profile antitrust probes

    In win for EU, Amazon will settle high-profile antitrust probes

    Enlarge / European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on Amazon’s antitrust case in November. (credit: Olivier Hoslet / Getty Images) Amazon has reached a final deal with EU antitrust regulators over concerns its use of data undermined rivals, in a move that will close two of the most high-profile probes […]

  • Amazon offering a whopping $2/month to let it stalk your phone

    Amazon offering a whopping $2/month to let it stalk your phone

    Enlarge (credit: Getty) Amazon has gotten flak for how it handles user and partner data, but that hasn’t stopped it from launching a program that openly pays to stalk opt-in participants’ smartphone traffic. The ad-verification scheme is similar to demised programs from other tech giants, like Google, and gives Amazon access to members’ phone data […]

  • Vampire Survivors might finally be getting vampires in new expansion

    Vampire Survivors might finally be getting vampires in new expansion

    Not seeing any vampires in this screenshot… | Image: Poncle Despite the name, Vampire Survivors currently doesn’t have any vampires among its 41 playable characters and hordes of enemies, but that could change with the game’s first DLC expansion. On the Steam page for the newly announced expansion, Legacy of the Moonspell, developer Poncle is […]

  • Documents iOS app gets all-new Action Menu that dynamically adapts based on file types

    Documents iOS app gets all-new Action Menu that dynamically adapts based on file types

    The popular Documents iOS app by Readdle has received a valuable update today. The main new feature is an overhauled Action Menu that makes it more seamless than ever to organize, copy/move, rename, and edit your various files by dynamically changing the buttons based on what type of file you’re looking at. more… The post […]

  • Neuralink faces federal probe over alleged animal abuse, “hack job” surgeries

    Neuralink faces federal probe over alleged animal abuse, “hack job” surgeries

    Enlarge / Pager, a nine-year-old Macaque, plays MindPong with his Neuralink. (credit: YouTube/NeuraLink) Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company Neuralink is under investigation by the US Department of Agriculture for possible animal welfare violations amid allegations from current and former employees that the company abused animals in slapdash research leading to “hack job” surgeries spurred by […]

  • Pixel 7 update adds AI-powered noise reduction to incoming phone calls

    Pixel 7 update adds AI-powered noise reduction to incoming phone calls

    Enlarge / The Pixel 7 Pro. (credit: Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica) Google is shipping its first big Android patch since the release of Android 13. Rolling out to Pixel phones now is Android 13 Quarterly Platform Release 1 (QPR1), which contains a few new features, 77 bug fixes named in a huge support post, […]

  • The global energy crisis ‘turbocharged’ renewable energy growth

    The global energy crisis ‘turbocharged’ renewable energy growth

    Recently installed solar panels at the Defence School of Transport on September 29th, 2021, in Leconfield, England.  | Photo by Christopher Furlong / Getty Images Right now, there’s “unprecedented momentum behind renewables,” the International Energy Agency says. Renewable power growth has been “turbocharged” by countries scrambling to tackle a global energy crisis spurred on by […]

  • You can save $30 on Disney Plus by signing up today before the price hike

    You can save $30 on Disney Plus by signing up today before the price hike

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Want to stream She-Hulk: Attorney at Law or Andor? Then you might want to quickly sign up for a Disney Plus subscription. On Thursday, December 8th, Disney will debut a new ad-supported tier that’ll cost $7.99 / month. The existing ad-free plan, meanwhile, will increase from $7.99 / […]

  • Find My app in macOS 13.1 adds a missing feature from iPhone to find lost AirTags

    Find My app in macOS 13.1 adds a missing feature from iPhone to find lost AirTags

    The latest macOS Ventura 13.1 beta makes a useful enhancement to the Find My app. With this update, you can now use the Find My app on your Mac to ping nearby accessories for the first time. This behavior was previously only available in the Find My apps on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. more… […]

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